Friday, April 23, 2010
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is non-static, unlike therapy with magnets, which is static.Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is used in two main ways: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) or a special version of PEMF called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation(rTMS). PEMF therapy has been used to stimulate bone repair in non union and other fractures since the 1970s. This is an accepteduse, which has been approved bythe FDA. Although bone has a remarkable capacity to heal from injury, in some cases the brokenends do not join: these are called non-union fractures. PEMF has shown promise for other conditions as well. Now, many studies are showing its benefits in healing soft-tissue wounds; suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membranelevel to alleviate pain, and increase range of motion. PEMF is now being investigated experimentally for osteoarthritis,stress incontinence, migraines,and many other conditions.